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Cockrell Butterfly Center

Celebration: Earth | April is all about our Earth at HMNS
April 1, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

Although Earth Day is officially set worldwide for Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is celebrating our planetary home throughout April with Celebration: Earth. All month long, Houston’s science museum is concentrating on our shared home with special nature- and conservation- themed exhibits, tours, and activities for everyone. “Because nature is […]

Fighting Nature With Nature: Using Mosquito Assassins to Make Summer Safer
May 8, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Exciting things are happening in the Cockrell Butterfly Center! Anita Schiller, Director of the Biocontrol Mosquito Initiative in Harris County Precinct 4 is working with our staff to test an innovative, eco-friendly way to control the population of mosquitoes in Harris Country using a natural predator of everybody’s least favorite insect called the mosquito assassin […]

New Leaf Cutter Ant Exhibit at HMNS!
March 18, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

There is a new addition to the Cockrell Butterfly Center Insect Zoo, a colony of leaf-cutter ants housed in a brand new exhibit! This leaf-cutter ant (Atta cephalotes) colony was acquired by the Cockrell Butterfly Center about 2.5 years ago from Guatemala. It began as a small, “softball-sized” colony that now has grown many times […]

Cool Stuff To Do This Week At HMNS
July 9, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Behind The Scenes Tour of Our Cockrell Butterfly Center Plus Greenhouses Go behind the scenes with Museum entomologists and horticulturists who care for the plants and animals in the three-story rainforest terrarium. The tour includes areas not open to the public–the greenhouses on the 7th floor of the parking garage and containment room. Tuesday, July […]



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